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Apex Legends trick gives Wattson an electrifying surprise attack

Published: 18/Jul/2020 22:28

by Alan Bernal

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Wattson is a top-pick for Apex Legends comps looking to hold down buildings against aggressive players, but she also has a sly trick with her Perimeter Security nodes that can make for a potent trap.

Typically, her electric fences are used to ward people away from approaching a chokehold or pushing on a doorway. Not only would opponents be hit for 10 HP per tick, they would have a ‘slow’ applied as well.

This makes the enemy easy fodder for Wattson or her teammate to catch up with them and deal the killing blow, so it’s wise to find ways to destroy the nodes or just turn away.

But if an ally crosses the electrified perimeter, then the lightning momentarily collapses. Though initially it looks like a set back of the ability, the interaction can open the door to some inventive trick plays that distorts the opponents’ sense of security.

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Wattson can deactivate her Perimeter Defense nodes by obstructing their path.

User ‘Hyper_Void’ showed how the strat can persuade enemies into believing that a doorway is safe to burst into. It’s at these times when the deactivated nodes and Wattson can become a ‘human claymore,’ as one player put it.

That’s because when it sounds like the enemy team might be pushing up, she simply moves away from the node to reactivate it just as an aggressor positions themselves on it.

This can be especially effective where the nodes are set up to cover a door that opponents can look through. If a teammate exposes themself to the other squad, it can be a great bait since it doesn’t look like there’s anything in their way.

Thank you to whoever posted this tip on here (standing on Wattson trapWattson trap and when the walk in walk off) from apexuniversity

Wattson is great at disrupting the other players’ plans for attack and this can be especially true with this trick.

It’s a small adaptation to be sure, but this tactic lets people use her stationary Perimeter Security fences in an offensive manner – not something her ability kit really gives room for people to do.

People have already been using this in their games, and it’s a great tool that Wattson players should be mindful during their matches in Apex Legends.

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What does Branthium mean in Apex Legends? Horizon & Ash Season 7 teasers

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:35 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 18:06

by Calum Patterson

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Amid all the teasers for Apex Legends Season 7, one word has been on the lips of a number of characters: Branthium. But, what is this? A location, material, or something else entirely? Here, we’ll put together all the clues to get to the bottom of this mystery.

The first time we heard the word Branthium in Apex Legends, it came from Ash, at the end of the Season 5 Broken Ghost quest.

Ash is the villain from Titanfall 2, who was recruited by Kuben Blisk, before she “died” at the hands of Jack Cooper, was put back together again, her memory wiped, and then her head split into parts and spread throughout Kings Canyon.

Once the Legends put her head back together, she spoke to them, and, as part of an unintelligible message, said: “all roads lead to Branthium.”

Ash saying Branthium in Apex Legends
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Ash was the first time we heard ‘Branthium’ in Apex Legends.

What is Branthium in Apex Legends?

After the mention from Ash, in the first Twitter teaser for Season 7, Horizon (expected to be the next playable Legend), repeated the word “Branthium” in among all the static.

It later became clear that Horizon was repeating what Ash said – or, perhaps Ash was repeating Horizon.

Is Branthium a place?

The saying, “all roads lead to Branthium”, is undoubtedly a play on the common phrase “all roads lead to Rome.” Typically, this saying refers to “all paths or activities lead to the center of things” – it comes from Ancient Rome in the literal sense, when all roads started from the capital city.

So, at first, most theories believed Branthium was a place, possibly related to the planet Psamathe and its city, Olympus. Ash finished her monologue by saying “Welcome to Olympus.”

But, a spanner was thrown in the works of this theory by Horizon. In the latest Twitter teaser, Horizon says: “Just got to figure out how he can fuse the Branthium (or Brantium?) without critical mass.”

So, is Branthium actually some kind of element, or fuel, or material? This remains unclear, but it wouldn’t make sense for Ash (and Horizon) to say “All roads lead to Branthium,” if it was simply some kind of element.

This theory could line up though with the involvement of Hammon Robotics. The Planet Harvester which launched in Season 4 is being used by Hammond “to gather precious metals from the core of the planet for reasons unknown.” Is this metal Branthium/Brantium?

Perhaps, Branthium is both a place and an element, with the latter named after the former. Brantium could be a metal discovered on the planet Branthium? For now, we simply don’t know, but we’ll keep this post updated as more teasers emerge about this mysterious word, and what it could mean.

Season 7 is set to start on November 4 – a week earlier than initially planned – so we should learn a lot more then.